2013-05-02 / Community News

More Work To Do, More Money Needed

It has been almost 18 months now since the most destructive wildfire in Texas history roared thru Bastrop County, destroying 1704 homes.

“A phenomenal amount of work has been done, but there is still an enormous amount left to do” said Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team President, Christine Files.

In that time, the BCLTRT and its partners, Mennonite Disaster Services, Christian Aid Ministries, the NOMADS and a host of volunteers from all the United States and Canada have completed over 60 homes and have a dozen more under construction. Many folks feel this disaster is over and, while the disaster may be over, the recovery is far from complete.

Too many Bastrop County residents are still suffering from the aftermath of the 2011 Bastrop County Complex Fire. Too many are still living in temporary housing, and even the people who have housing need help getting the necessities to make it a home for their families.

To help meet these needs, the Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team kicked off its “Rebuild Bastrop County Campaign”. The goal is to raise $500,000 to allow the BCLTRT to construct up to 30 additional homes. The five-month fundraiser concludes on September 3 with a fundraiser at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort.

The support from these communities has been amazing, but we need you to dig into your pockets once again and help your neighbors out. Every dime that is raised will be used for rebuilding the homes lost in this fire. Any amount helps.

Formoreinformation contact:Christine Files,President512-332-6837

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